0% emissions. 100% electric. The all-new eCollect

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0% emissions. 100% electric. The all-new eCollect

PUBLISHED: 11-05-2018
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0% emissions. 100% electric. The all-new eCollect

DENNIS EAGLE TO UNVEIL NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE AT IFAT

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Visitors to IFAT (May 14-18 2018, Munich) will have the opportunity to preview the next big innovation from refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle, with an exclusive first glimpse at the company’s new eCollect electric vehicle, due to go into production towards the end of 2019.

The vehicle will feature on the Terberg RosRoca Group stand (HALL FGL.713/15) at the exhibition, providing attendees with the chance to preview the vehicle up close and learn more about its features and benefits.

A fully integrated product (low-entry chassis, refuse compaction body, bin lift and telematics system) with specifically designed battery packs and control systems, the eCollect features 300kWr next generation batteries, incorporating the latest available technology, with a 200kW electric motor driving a conventional axle.

It will initially be available to the market in a 26-tonne 6x2 rear steer narrow (2.25m wide) configuration with left or right-hand drive options, a 19m3 narrow body and automatic split bin lift.

Kevin Else, Managing Director at Dennis Eagle, comments: “We are very excited to be unveiling our new eCollect electric model at IFAT. It is the result of many years’ research and development, and we are confident the end result will offer our customers a more environmentally friendly refuse collection vehicle that delivers affordable lifetime costs, whilst delivering zero emission waste collection and transportation.

“Aside from the replacing the diesel engine with an electric drive system, we have made minimal changes to the vehicle design, helping to ensure ease of maintenance, as well as product familiarity with drivers and crews.

“As part of our rigorous development process the vehicle is currently being subjected to extensive trials and technical verifications. These are designed to optimise battery management software, enabling the range of the vehicle to meet the requirements of urban collection and ensuring it provides a viable, high-performance solution comparable to traditional fuel types.”